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Northside Elementary School of The Arts

Public | K-5 | 405 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

I really love this school. They have excellent teachers and staff who really cares about the safety and well being of the kids. This is the second year my son going this school, and he love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

My children just completed their first year at Northside. I was hesitant because of what I had heard and read about Northside. I must say I was pleased beyond words with the education, staff and principal at Northside. I would like to tell the community to use your own judgement and experiences before you make an assumption. The school was GREAT! My kids loved the teachers, staff and the arts at Northside. Please do not judge Northside by what you hear, come and experience it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I have found Northside School of the Arts. to be one on the best schools in the Rock Hill. # 3 District. The teaching staff is excellent. Linda Crute (the Principal) is amazing. She really cares about the students, teachers, parents. Northside School of the Art's Rocks!!! Keep up the great work !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

Thus far I have found the punishments for children to not fit the crimes and also be one sided, where only one child gets punished and the other gets to walk away. The staff is far removed from having any sort of knowledge of how to speak to a child on his or her level and likewise with parents. It is a darn shame when a parent has to call a meeting and request the teacher, principal, counselor and bus lot attendant be there because no one knows what the other is doing, or can detect what is going on with a child. This school needs to be stripped to the bones and restaffed from the ground up, with high quality teachers, assts., admin and principal!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

My child attended Northside last year due to my request to have him rezoned there from Lesslie. I'm sure Lesslie is a great school, but the faculty and fellow parents here at Northside are what make it like a second home for my family. We based our most recent move on our future address being one that was zoned to attend Northside. The involvement of not just the teachers, but the entire staff in the life of each and every student is unsurpassed. I have spent a great amount of time within the school as a volunteer despite working a full-time job and being a single mom, and have found that I not only feel welcome but appreciated. My child has learned so much in the last year, and has made phenomenal improvements both in behavior, and study habits. Northside, keep up the awesome job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

I have two children attending this school, and I am in the process to switch them into a different school. I find a huge gap in communication amongst the staff and a broken gifted and talented program. I have very high regards for the GT teacher, but the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, and unfortunately the kids are the ones to suffer the most. I find no patience amongst the teachers, and punishments that any parent would consider borderline abuse. My eldest child complains about fellow students racism, and has encountered sexual harassment by other students. The organization as a whole lacks compassion and sensitivity towards our youth, compounded by a lack of knowledge of how to foster gifted students. This will be my kids last year there, and they are excited about leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students74%
Female83%
Male64%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals89%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
African-American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Subsidized meals72%
Full-pay meals86%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled80%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
African-American29%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female92%
Male71%
African-American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students65%
Female78%
Male49%
African-American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals56%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students70%
Female80%
Male59%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students81%
Female90%
Male72%
African-American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African-American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant61%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
African-American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant73%

Writing

All Students63%
Female75%
Male50%
African-American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Subsidized meals58%
Full-pay meals75%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students81%
Female88%
Male70%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students79%
Female88%
Male67%
African-American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male67%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Subsidized meals79%
Full-pay mealsn/a
Disabledn/a
Not disabled77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female95%
Male73%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male58%
African-American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals83%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 53%
Black 42% 36%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Cassidy Valerino
Fax number
  • (803) 981-1926

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